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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
in china for a visit that has been overshadowed by regional tensions. before leaving japan, joe biden blamed beijing for escalating the dispute between the two neighbours over the islands. he'll raise the issue with china's leaders. i'm joined by joseph cheng from the university. how do you think joe biden will be received in china after it is clear that he is japan's ally. >> chinese leaders understand that the vice president will probably try to assume a balanced role. on one hand providing reassurance to the united states most important ally in the asia pacific region, and trying to maintain good relations with china, with the intentions of playing a mediating role as it did - on at least two occasions when the japanese government pertains the disputed island. and when the japanese district court tried to prosecute a detained captain from china. >> is it possible to do both. can it provide the u.s. - can the u.s. provide reassurances to japan and maintain good relations. will the china go ahead with the trade and business talks unaffected. >> to a considerable extent, yes. the chin
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
as vice president joe biden has wrapped up his visit here to china and is now traveling to south korea buying is on a weeklong asian tour of japan china and south korea. during his meeting with chinese peasant eugene paying the exchange views on china's recent announcement of its air defense identification zone i report on call has been closely following this visit and has this report. joe biden speaking the chinese call is filled with smiles and handshakes. but disagreements over china's announcement of an air defense identification zone are still widespread. biden said he was very direct present she jumped in. less firm than china's recent and sudden announced the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant apprehension in the region see james dean calls for us to respect china's core interests and says the two countries should maintain what he calls the crack direction of the sino us relations. on sunday. china has set up the east china sea eric and i can put the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in acco
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
diplomatic mission for joe biden steps that he's taking to calm japan and china. >> the country's foreign minister tells al jazeera why he says an agreement was reached with world leaders. and a record-setting day for retailers. what drove the internet surge in holiday sales on cyber monday. >> into welcome back. vice president joe biden is calling for calm on both sides of a territorial dispute between china and japan. he is in japan for meetings. the dispute is the main topic of discussion. china and japan claim a group of islands in the east china sea. tensions rose when china declared an air defend zone over the area. >> the talks on the nuclear program is done, but there is disagreement about why iran signed. the foreign minister said sanctions did not force iran to the bargaining table. the u.s. disagrees. rosalind jordan reports. >> handshakes, smiles, a deal. the international community celebrated an agreement to ensure iran's nuclear program stays peaceful. now the foreign minister says the country struck the deal because they wanted to. >> when sanctions started iran has less th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
tv reading what north korean officials say was an apology. >>> vice president joe biden says he is concerned about china's expansion of the air defense zone in the east china sea biden told japanese leaders the u.s. will stay committed to their alliance. stephanie is in tokyo. >> reporter: the u.s. vice president has offered words of reassurance to japan on tuesday. he says he is deep concerned about china's actions. nobody is quite sure what it means, but obviously there is a grave risk of some kind of accident between aircraft from the chinese side and japanese side. and the fact that joe biden has come out so strongly in support of japan should serve as a message to china. he said there is nothing worse than an intentional war, than an unintentional one. and that reflects the gave concerns people have between accidents between aircraft from different nations. >>> tensions are rising in ukraine, where the country's opposition failed to force the government with a no-confidence vote in parliament. the current president blocked a deal calling for closer ties with the eu. the gov
LINKTV
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
we're following this hour. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. vice president joe biden say they stand united in their response to china's newly declared air defense zone. >>> protests in thailand have police trying another way to calm demonstrators. they've let the people into their headquarters and the prime minister's office. >>> a young american woman killed in the march 11 disaster wished to be a bridge between japan and the u.s. now her parents are working to keep that dream alive. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says his country will stand by japan in the face of a new dispute involving china. he just wrapped up a meeting with prime minister shinzo abe. the leaders shared ideas on how to approach chinese authorities following their air defense identification zone over the east china sea. >> translator: we confirmed that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agree our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter base on the strong u.s./japan relationships. >> transl
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
. >> and u.s. vice president joe biden is in china today. the top level visit is meant to build on cooperation between the two countries but instead it looks set to be dominated by china's controversial. air defense zone. over regional ireland at the heart of a dispute with japan, the last stop on biden's asia trip. let's bring in our asia correspondent who is covering his trip to china. i imagine it was a bit of a tensor welcome for joe biden today. >> a very tense welcome. making things worse, when he addressed a group of visa applicants at the u.s. embassy and encouraged them to question authority and spoke about academic and intellectual freedoms in the united states. between a tense meeting biden and chinese leaders. today, a state one chinese newspaper "the china daily" warned vice president biden from repeating -- against the repeating further remarks on the air defense issue. earlier this week china said its declaration of this zone was an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and that it raised the risk for accidents and miscalculations in the region. >> what ar
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominated the proceedings. biden goes on to south korea, for talks, and the north koreans crisis being top
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
. the us the us and abroad as us vice president joe biden store to store in east asia tour in tokyo after which you will stop in beijing and seoul to emphasize washington today to asia. the talk in a dreamlike the delayed appointment of two government officials and it belongs gridlock at the national assembly. rio will start working level meetings on whether to join a us led asia pacific trade pact that would lead to forty percent of the world's economy. they sever second year in korea life from seoul and keep them from when they do so much for joining us. we begin with the president's confirmation of three key government posts today which went through despite the lack of the national assembly's blasting the president talking head pushed ahead with the appointments to maintain stability in state affairs as all elementary businesses come to an effective holt from a boycott by the opposition party the presidential office correspondence was into surface. health and welfare minister please don't kill prosecutor general keen to attack a cheese stick on a term high tech and have benefits to pla
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:30am PST
. us vice president joe biden is in japan to try and reassure tokyo and the ongoing spat with china over disputed island. joining us first to knit with. today is a violent protests in thailand. police in bangkok are taking and concrete barriers and barbed wire around their headquarters. they've left anti government protesters into the building ahead of that threatens us all. that unexpected move was aimed at avoiding any further clashes between the two sides. as a eugene explains the opposition says despite the victory is ready to fight on. this year and hopes to recruit students and recent war and compete but sometimes in the sleep which isn't often i use as the nines tuesday morning. the rest of the day you to feel resistance. it's just too tired to put it in the government. too much in order to reduce the pension is a process that. and the police. the center of the restoration of peace and order. i've been having a cement truck is a calm intercom how andrea. the main house. we use bean fields with kitchen scissors in the city and consist of conscious of the violence of the last f
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
for nothing less. >> vice president joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow morning. it's his first stop on an east asian tour. originally, it was meant to promote trade. now the focus is on the growing dispute over islands in the east china sea. stephanie skowan has more from japan. >> they look like an army. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the her
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
is visiting japan, his first stop on a three-nation tour of asia. joe biden will meet with prime minister shinzo abe. we have the story. >> reporter: they look like an army, they even act like an army. but they're not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force. under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself additionally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps all year to change the passivist constitution, and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage of japan's relationship with the usa especially after china's announcement of an air defense zone. >> the united states took firm action against china's reckless behavior. it might help the relationship that is fit for true a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this incident could make our relationship even closer and might establish the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> the timing could not have come at a more opportune time for tokyo. in the region's power balance. one ha that has existed since te end of world war ii. >> until recently, china didn't possess the capability to establish a status quo but recently its military has gained in power. the problems in the east and south china seas are such examples. >> the challenge for shinzo abe and joe biden, are how to handle the mixed signals. china was the main target of its new zone but japan's defense minister stated it is nearly a no fly zone nor territorial air space. so can joe biden discover the real reasons behind china's power play? only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking and no
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
front. us vice president joe biden and japanese prime minister shinzo at a meeting in tokyo during biden's visit to the country as pirates of the six day tour of asia both leaders are expected to discuss china's newly announced and the fans identification zone as follows he shoots over the trans pacific flight times are also known as the ppp. later biden is also expected a toy a technology company and attend a conference on women's role in the japanese economy. at the wedding dinner with daddy on tuesday night fighter will fly to beijing on wednesday to meet a tiny speck that is she thinking. by the globe and travel thursday to south korea. well investigators have found that a plane that crashed on sunday in new york city was traveling at me and eats three times the speed limits for that part of the track when when up the whales. the accident led to four people dead and more than sixty others injured cctv snake country has more from the scene of the class in the box trying to put the pieces back together again. paul wrote in a shell good in the bronx on something that can lead to train c
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
the japanese prime minister shoes on in us vice president joe biden agree to work together in response to china's newly be clear here the fence. i always try to calm anti government protests by opening up the grounds that the prime minister's office. and the battle for their ancestors. members of china's we are muslims to protect the cemetery. that said to be honored by the cup you were spiced preston joe biden is trying to keep a dispute in east asia from getting worse. he held a meeting in tokyo with prime minister shinzo law back where he shared ideas on how to deal with china's newly declared air defense identification zone. to know that we confirm that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agreed that our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter based on the strong japan us alliance the united states has an interest and lauren lauren intentions this vital region as i believe all the countries in north east asian share that same in touch with us. this underscores the need for crisis manage
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
on wednesday us vice president joe biden discuss the sun with chinese crested changing thing in the chain biden said the united states has deep concerns about the zone and does not recognize that. the ears on includes a group of islands that the pan controls in china and taiwan will claim japanese leaders have urged for the declaration to be withdrawn. us vice president joe biden is now in seoul on the final lag on a three nation tour of asia. before leaving the team he used his visit to try to build stronger relations with the chinese government meeting with community coach on. biden spoke of how far interactions between the two countries have come over the past three decades later this month will mark the thirty fifth anniversary of relations between the us and china are merely said developing those ties even further. well they just of neutral interest but would benefit the world. biden will meet friday with south korean preston parker man. south korea is considering expanding its air defense identification zone to include its southern islands and the underwater rock the new era defense zone
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
deal could endanger millions of dollars in aid and foreign investment. vice president joe biden is trying to calm the dispute between japan and china. and he told japanese leaders u.s. will stay in it and they are concerned about the china dispute. >> the prospect for miss calculation mistake is too high. >> reporter: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am EST
wife. >> vice president joe biden welcomed his relief but mentions that north korea is still holding another u.s. citizens. >> they have mr bay, who has no reason for being held in the north and should be released immediately. we are demanding his release as well. mr newman will return today and be reunited with his family. >> more from rob mcbride in beijing. >> merrill newman's release has come from delicate behind-the-scenes negotiations. he arrived in one flight from pyongyang, and is on his way to the west coast of america. he said little. he said he's pleased to be free and is looking forward to seeing his wife, obviously, and the american embassy here said that he received consular assistance, and the state department welcomed the release. it seems to have been arrived at on account of his apology that he gave last week. he'd been held for a month for alleged hostile acts against north korea. what they were we still don't know. it could have been connected with his war service. we know that he was working with american special forces, training and operating with partisan unit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
with u.s. vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. an extended zone will have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea no longer wanted to extent the zone. one part of the east china sea has three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to managing a complex state of affairs and could set the stage for what no one wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >> this is the first time south korea adjusted the air defense zone since the u.s. set it up during the korean war in 1951. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is due to meet pakistan's prime minister. the first visit in nearly four years to pakistan. he'll meet the newly appointed army chief. >> a team of u.n. inspectors has arrived in iran, the first time they've had access to an iranian nuclear facilities in two years. they agreed to roll back their enrichment of uranium that could be used to build a bomb. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> we have
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. indeed i am today the other. pollitt whole piece. us vice president joe biden says for relations with china to grow they must be built on trust his comments come amid disputes over the country's newly declared air defense identification zone. biden met with chinese said president she's thinking in the chain. china's state run television is reporting that preston explain his country's basic stance on the air defense of the mind and present she said the world as a whole was not tranquil. he added the only right choice facing china and the us is to strengthen dialogue and cooperation biden said the relationship between the two major powers must be based on trust. he added that as the basis on which real change is me the us vice president is on a six day tours to japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed with. as prime minister shinzo law benefit or nations will tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. india and japan have had diplomatic relations for just over sixty years. japan's emperor and empress are now visiting the south asian country and this wee
LINKTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
they were intending to enter into the sovereign aerospace of china. >>> on wednesday u.s. vice president joe biden discussed the incident with chinese vice president xi jinping. biden says the united states has deep concerns about the zone and does not recognize it. the air zone includes a group of islands that japan controls and taiwan claims. japanese leaders have urged for the declaration to be withdrawn. >>> in pattern of events unique to thailand violent protests have paused for a nationwide celebration. thursday marks the 86th birthday of the widely revered king. he called for solidarity, a televised address during the break in antigovernment demonstrations. our reporter tra tina gao son is in bangkok. >> reporter: this area around the monument is in front of one of the king's palaces. it's where massive antigovernment protests had been staged until tuesday. large photographs have been posted here and there and the streets have been decorated with ornaments to boost the mood. the area is crowded with people celebrating the king's birthday, many sporting shirts in yellow and people queu
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
opposition party than and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from key government buildings. now on the square here, independence square, we haven't seen any police today. but the authorities have made it clear they would like protestors to leave this square. >> is there any sign at all of an end to this stand-off between the government and the protestors? >> no sign at the moment. these protestors say they are determined to remain here in the center of kiev. opposition leaders have shown they are capable of bringing on to the streets of kiev huge crowds, hundreds of thousands. they came here and gathered on the square on sunday. and yet they have been unable to force concessions from th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
's birthday. >> vice president joe biden has arrived in china by a visit overshadowed by territorial dispute. it's hours after he blamed beijing for increases tensions over a group of islands. he said he would raise the issue with china's leaders. >> coming with much friendlier visits between u.s. and china, the leg of this tour will be business like. relationships were already strained in ongoing disputes over remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and t
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against humanity go all the way to the top levels of the syrian government, including responsibility for the office of the h
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
in seoul. and joe biden continues his asian trip to beijing. on the november front, we'll get services pmi out of japan and india, as well. >>> we'll take a short break. still to come, what global macro environment will investors face in 2014? less of a fiscal drag? will the central banks withdraw stimulus or keep pumping? plenty more announcements coming up in the second hour of "worldwide exchange." see you in a few moments. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. stocks in europe fall with miners leading declines and hovering near a five-month low after a steep drop overnight for gold. the opposition camped outside of parliament in the ukraine called for a no confidence vote. >>> plus, the web may be winning out this season. cyber monday sales hit a new record
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
don't photo what caused this crash. >> and haven't joe biden is in japan. he arrived in tokyo earlier today. his visit comes amid a growing dispute between japan and china over china's recent claim of a large swathe of air space in the region. anna coren has details on the dispute and the vice president's mission to asia. >> u.s. vice president joe biden arrives in japan as part of a week-long trip to asia, amid new tensions here in the asia-pacific region. as far as china's announcement of an air defense identification zone over disputed territory between china and japan. well, last week, the united states got involved flying unarmed b-52 bombers over the area along with several japanese surveillance planes. the chinese responded by scrambling fighter jets. vice president biden hopes to not only defuse tensions but also reaffirm america's commitment to the region. anna coren, cnn, tokyo. >> here's a look how biden's week is set to play out. tomorrow in japan, he'll meet with the prime minister there. then on wednesday the vice president heads to china where he is expected to discuss
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
and alliance of religious and political parties. meanwhile vice president joe biden begins a delicate diplomatic mission today and due to arrive in japan hoping to ease tensions in the bitter dispute with china and we report. >> they look like an army, they even act like an army but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self-defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself internationally questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of the armed forces and china's declaration this week of a defense zone over the east china sea is making it all the more urgent. the prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the path of his constitution. long-term defense guide lynn also be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will harold a new relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the defense zone. >> tr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> vice president joe biden has wrapped up a visit to china with no solution to a squabble over air security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked c
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
the following day. vice president joe biden met with china's president in beijing earlier today. the meeting was over china's new defense zone that is owned over him and that both japan and china claim to own. biden did not comment on the islands after the first meeting, but said that the chinese leader was candid and constructive. the two are set to meet later today. and a hong kong, look at pollution set to -- at toxic levels. an aging fleet of diesel buses and trucks combined with sunny, dry weather has caused pollution to spike in recent days in the city. speaking of smog, here is a building that eats it. in mexico city, this building can effectively consume the amount of smog produced by 1000 cars per day. it is how a city that was once the world's most polluted is cleaning itself up. ? >> in the city, online retail giant that post move from its headquarters to the center of town. it actually enjoyed something of a renaissance, creating a whole new community in the process. bloomberg checked it out. >> las vegas, always the town where fortunes are won and lost, but few are actually made
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
the property. for the kids. you can use. zz. us vice president joe biden has arrived in japan and will soon step into a dispute that's generating plenty of friction in east asia will be meeting the leaders in tokyo beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established arab defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with japanese prime minister shinzo lafayette ave has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defence ministry officials announced last month they set up the cell. it covers a large part of the east china sea and includes islands the japanese controlled but the chinese and taiwanese plane. my dad will have to try to forgive the chicken the vice president will meet on wednesday with pressing she's in pain and other chinese leaders. analysts say biden is starting his six day he shouldn't or in japan to highlight the decades old u s japan alliance and to court in a response to china will travel to south korea later this week. us leaders responded quickly to china's move with both words and actions. top officials criticize the chinese for trying to change the sta
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
. with this issue in all of his recent trip to the region. us vice president joe biden on seemed to have been mediating rather than intervening time this issue. so what to say that as meetings in korea china japan were affected there were actually will keep its proposal pz was to bring peace to know sees a few. i mean i think this is his job. and if its bid was kind of title role will what he was now the bulk of these at the time. but the new web app that this thing happen he did to japan post and he sympathized with ah but i miss them. well katie them a game proceeds. and then he holds the title. but since that keep the costs to make any promises we jump and he had a great impressed with the which i know. so loki in a few seeing his soul that i mean we don't need any completing this reason. and then people came to korea to kill sites. so we're up at torquay the shop link is in the freezer. so now the korea has announced to its neighbors and the us about its expanded in arizona as promised. what are the next steps. no actually what did have to do least of them and we have while we have much m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow, the first stop on an east asian tour. originally it was meant to promote a trade deal. last week china declared it controlled the area over the islands in the east china sea. the u.s. government told airliners to comply, but not military planes. >> a ninth body has been recovered from a crash site in glasgow. recovery efforts continued. a special service was held for all the victims at the city's cathedral, it's unclear what caused the accident. >> enter israel where anger is mounding against a plan to resettle thousands of people. 44,000 nomads live in the israeli desert. this winter the israeli parliament is due to vote on a plan to resettle them. >> phil lavelle spoke to some who will be affected. >> they promised a day of rage and this is what it looks like. hundreds of israeli palestine bedouin are fighting police and the plans to e-victoria around 40,000 of them from their homes. 34 people were arrested during violence here in the negev desert as well as haifer and the west bank. police were attacked with rocks. authorities responded with
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope his visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took action against the behavior and could make our relationship closer and might help the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> reporter: the timing of the visit really could not have come at a more opportune for tokyo and forcing a transition in the power, balance since world war ii. >> translator: they did not challenge status quo but in the resent years the military has grown in power and i think that is why china is challenging the order and the seas are such examples. >> reporter: and it's how to play their hand as china gives us mixed singles over the air defense zone and chinese media said on friday it was the main target of the new zone but defense ministers also stated it's neither a no fly zone nor territorial air space and they would lay money on what china is taking and no one is taking any bets, stephanie with al jazeera. >> repo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> thank you very much. diplomatic turbulence. vice president joe biden's trip to asia and talks with japan and china over disputed air space. >>> and what needs to be done with our rail system following another deadly derailment. >> back to al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. here are our top stories. 131 million americans are expected to spend $2 billion by the end of cyber monday. that'that would be a record. online sales are up with web retailers reporting more sales growth than traditional brick and mortar stores. and the white house said hundreds of thousands of americans were trying out the website today. extreme speed is one factor in a train crash in new york. four people died and several injured. joining with us, former secretary transportation under president bush. and mr. secretary, it's good to see you. >> john, it's good to be with you, thanks. what needs to be done to the infrastructure in this country when it tomorrows to passenger trains? >> well, right now i think there is a big difference between the amount of money that's available and the amount of money that is necessar
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
what remains of more moderate groups on the ground. >> china, joe biden is doing negotiating of his own. visiting south korea and china hosing down tensions. the japanese are worried that the allies may not be working in lock step, and there's talk that this is the start of a cold war mentality in east asia. what do you think we should be doing there. >> people are right to be worried. you have a lot of little i would say, each of which could be a flash point that could put japan, the united states and other al i --allieson one side. >> you are talking about the islands being disputed territory. >> yes, all the islands that china claims, japan claims, the philippines. you could have an incident in which one side declares an air defense zone, and the other respond aggressively in the view of the first side and you get a spiral of escalation. what is different is in the cold war we had no ties with the soviet union. they were audiologically opposed. they had a closed-off economy, they were politically and militarily opposed. with china, we depend on china. every object we pick up says mad
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
. >>> and we'll tell you why england's cricketers are seeking redemption ♪ >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says he is deeply concerned about china's introduction of an air defense zone in the east china sea. al jazeera's rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: smiles for the cameras, but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the anger of america's allies in their standoff with china. but biden knows he has to stop short of damaging chinese and u.s. relations. for the chinese president, the need to look strong in his neighbor's eyes, while redefining the very nature of cha >> stephanie:'s relationship with america. >> the first test what the president has referred to is the great power and new great power relationships. great power rivalries in the past have lead to war, and the new relationship should head for peace. how this great power relationship is going to play out remaining to be seen. >> as biden arrived in beijing, state-run media was already carrying criticism, warning america of the perils offing tyking sides. >> you are candid and you are constru
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
in northeast asia. >> south korea's discuss the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. they have declared itself on the same page as seuol, china has said an expanded south korea ian zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to expand it's zone. china's actions have given it a chance to do that. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs. they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in infested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspect orders arrived in iran today. it's the first time they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
to be their final day. way hay, al jazeera bangkok. >> vice president joe biden is calling on the government of ukraine to halt violence against protestors. armed, police say it was not them, but it is the latest in a worsening political standoff. former heavy weight boxing champion, turned opposition, vladimir klichko, turned, at least four people have died since in fighting since protestors and police. maria inez feret. >> a group loss in the sierra nevada mountains, a couple with four children went out to check out the snow and never returned. search and rescue teams went out last night and went through most of the night. >>> former san diego mayor bob filner resigned last august facing allegations he mistreated women, he placed one in a head lock, kissing another and grabbing a third. >>> following last week's deadly train derailment, brakes will automatically turn on if a driver is going too fast. transport workers have already installed the automatic brakes at the site of last week's deadly crash. >> inez where, thank you. >>> attacking cancer growth with the modified form of the hiv v
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
to regional tensions sparked by beijing's similar move last month. the u.s. vice president joe biden discussed the issue when he visited seoul beijing and tokyo last week. north korea has brushed kim jong-un's uncle out of the documentary. camera,e closest to the over the weekend, the shot was tighter. the shot removed him effectively. other footage has been changed to remove the man who was north korea's second-most powerful figure. pyongyang confirms that he has been purged, charged with corruption, drug use and other antistate acts. thick fog is forecast again today with visibility down to less than 20 meters in places. conditions have been like this for nearly a week printing an orange alert for severe weather. this is china's second-highest weather warning. closurehas caused the of several expressways and left many stranded on the side of the road. we have to take a break but coming up, we are taking a look into abenomics. the japanese prime minister calling for talks with beijing to lower territorial tensions. we go to our exclusive interview with shinzo abe coming up next. ♪ moving hi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
president joe biden's week-long trip to asia. biden is in japan for meetings with japanese leaders. he is expected to discuss china, air defense zone claimed by both countries. u.s. planes have flown through that zone. biden will visit china and south kor korea. >>> thailand protests could escalate. one has vowed to escalate and ordered protesters to storm buildings after at least three people have died in the protests. al jazeera florence louis has more on the man leading the charge >> reporter: he is a wanted man for his role in the anti-government protests. but as he greets his supporters, the adulation is apparent. >> he is my inspiration. he brings all of us together. he says his aim is to get rid of the ousted prime minister. he wants to have what is known as the people's council. >> the people in parlorpal got bought their votes. >> toxin and proceed toxin parties have won elections since 2001. opponents deride his policies which favor the rural poor as a form of vote buying. his vision, however, has alarmed academics who see it as undemocratic. >> i think this is very unaccept
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
now heads to the senate. in japan, visiting vice president joe biden rebuked china for imposing an air defense zone over islands that tokyo also claims. he said the u.s. is "deeply concerned." the vice president travels to china tomorrow. we'll focus on what's fueling the tensions in the east china sea later in the program. protests eased today in thailand as the prime minister ordered police to avoid new confrontations with demonstrators demanding her ouster. days of violence had left four people dead and more than 250 hurt. we have a report from jonathan sparks of independent television news in bangkok. >> reporter: for three days, anti-government protestors and thai police waged war in the center of bangkok. today, however, the barricades came down and the two sides shook hands. flowers were exchanged and tears were shed, and the police got out of the way. the protestors tried to take this government complex by force. this morning, however, they simply walked in. >> ( translated ): i think we've won. it feels like victory. i think we've 90% won it now. >> reporter: but there was a p
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
the ukraine back to the eu. >> we saw quite a bit of discussion. the joe biden urged him not town leash force on the demonstrators. we saw how badly things went when there was a police crackdown on independence square on november 30th. the assistant secretary of state was in moscow pleading with kremlin officials to help bring this situation to some sort of solution to help ukraine find a path back to getting economic aid package that it needs from the international monitor fund. of course russia is keen on minute takening its influence here. they are said to be preparing their own rescue package. but none of that seems possible as long as there are thousands of protestors and thousands of ryeout police massing on the streets. >> ifill: is there anyone in a position to broker some sort of an agreement? >> not right now. it seems until this unrest sets we're well into the third week of this widening civil disturbance here, until that calls down, it doesn't seem that any solution is possible. and the question becomes what are the protestors willing to accept. as you said, they demanded the resi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with joe biden during his visit last week and they declared they are on the same page as seoul and china has an expanded south korea zone saying it would stay in communication with seoul. they want to extend the air defense zone and china has given it a chance to do that and leaves the china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea and they could have talks how to manage the complex affairs and it could be what nobody wants, a conflict in an increasingly contested skies and harry faucet in seoul. >> this is the first time it was adjusted since it was set up by the u.s. during the korean war this 1951. a week of remembering nelson mandela starting with a national day of prayer. millions packed mosques and churches of all faiths to celebrate the country's first black president, vigils have been held out mandela's home since he died thursday. parliament will hold a special session today in cape town to honor him and they are remembering the man fondly known as mediva and hundreds will
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
the anything ni. >> reporter: u.s. president joe biden is set to visit the region. his first stop is japan. he will arrive in tokyo later tonight be and meet with prime minister shinzo abe later today. the two countries have been clear in not acknowledging china's air space claim by continuing military operations over the area. china has said all flights, including military and passenger planes, must submit flight plans in advance for those that pass through the newly declared air zone. so far the u.s. has sent bomber planes without request. also at the meeting biden is expected to call for tokyo's cooperation in wrapping up the trans pacific partnership free trade talks in hopes to reach an agreement. that's all from the nikkea business report. >> thank you for that. >>> chinese investors are hoping to cash in on the abe vinnestment. go to c fl bc and see why wealthy chinese are dipping their toews into japan's economy. >>> thai protesters are trying to talk with the government. they've called for strikes and giving the prime minister a two-day ultimate tum to hand over he power. over the wee
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